Vincent is an Assistant Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Commercial Law in Asia at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University. His research focuses on tax law, with particular interests in attribution by beneficial ownership and crypto tax risks. Vincent has taught at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, been a guest lecturer at leading institutions such as the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, and has held research positions at all three law schools in Singapore (SMU, NUS, and SUSS). He has consulted for the United Nations and World Bank, and served as a Participant on the UN Ad Hoc Group on Crypto Taxation. Vincent was previously Deputy Head of Tax at a Singapore law firm and used to regularly consult for law firms as a locum solicitor on tax and trusts matters.

Vincent’s research has been published in leading journals such as the Law Quarterly Review, British Tax Review, Journal of Business Law, Australian Tax Review, Capital Markets Law Journal, and eJournal of Tax Research. His books include: 1) Singapore Trusts Law (2021); and 2) Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (Income Tax and Other Taxes) (2020 and 2018 respectively). Vincent’s work has been cited a few hundred times, including by: 1) leading English Law texts such as Hanbury & Martin: Modern Equity; Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence; and Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability; 2) leading Singapore Law texts such as Contract Law in Singapore; Real Estate and Taxation in Singapore; and The Law of Contract in Singapore; 3) members of the Singapore Judiciary (including all levels of the Singapore Supreme Court); and 4) leading bodies within the United Nations and European Commission. He has been a guest editor of the eJournal of Tax Research and regularly serves as a peer reviewer for numerous leading journals.

Vincent read for his doctorate in Tax Law at Downing College, Cambridge, courtesy of an MOE-START Overseas PhD Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate law studies at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated with double first class honours, and as the top law student in Trinity College, Mowat Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal. Vincent has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association’s Best Tax Research Paper Prize and the Tax Academy of Singapore Research Grant.

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